In an outrageous move, the House Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill late last night that allows illegal aliens who have received the unconstitutional executive DACA amnesty to hold jobs with the Federal Government! The amendment to add the provision was offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar of California and passed by voice vote.
The Committee Chairman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, denied a request for a recorded vote, presumably so nobody could be held accountable.
Federal jobs are almost solely reserved for U.S. citizens. In fact, www.USAjobs.gov, the fed's job bank, says the only exception is when Congress specifically calls for it in the annual spending bill.
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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) -- Chairman, House Appropriations Committee
Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) -- Chairman, House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee
Express your outrage that Reps. Frelinghuysen and Graves would allow an amendment that allows recipients of the unconstitutional executive DACA amnesty to hold federal jobs and deny a request for a recorded vote.
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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy -- (202) 225-4000
Majority Whip Steve Scalise -- (202) 225-0197
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry -- (202) 225-2576
GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris-Rodgers -- (202) 225-5107
Demand that House Leaders strip the provision from the Financial Services Appropriations bill before it reaches the House floor.
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House Appropriations Committee Allows DACA Amnesty Recipients to Compete with Americans for Federal Jobs
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 @ 12:48 pm EDT
The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment late Thursday night that would allow illegal aliens who receive the unconstitutional DACA executive amnesty to compete with American workers for jobs with the federal government. The amendment, offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), was part of the FY18 Financial Services and General Government spending bill and was passed by a voice vote.
Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Randy Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) allowed the voice vote to take place. Chairman Frelinghuysen denied a call for a recorded vote, a move that many Republicans criticized.
According to the federal government job bank website, USAJobs.gov, generally only U.S. citizens or nationals are qualified for federal government jobs but the approval by the Appropriations Committee would allow an exception for DACA amnesty recipients. The amendment would also allow DACA amnesty recipients to work for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
According to a recent USCIS report 787,580 illegal aliens have received DACA approval since the program was created in 2012. Over 100,000 DACA applications were approved in just the first three months of 2017.
Despite his campaign promise to end DACA on his first day in office, Pres. Trump has not taken any action on the DACA program. He specifically excluded DACA from his January executive order, which ordered a review of all the Obama-era immigration orders.
This approval comes as a coalition of 10 states that challenged DAPA are threatening to extend their lawsuit to include DACA if the Trump administration does not begin to phase out the program by September 5th. DHS Secretary John Kelly has said that according to their lawyers DACA would probably not survive the lawsuit.
Roy Beck, President of NumbersUSA, released this statement on the amendment, "Taxpayers will be outraged to learn that the House Appropriations Committee has voted to use their tax dollars to pay the salaries of illegal aliens who the committee decided should be able to compete with Americans for federal jobs. With the work-force participation rate for American millennials remaining abysmally low, the chance of landing a job with the government would be made still more difficult by the Republican-led committee's decision to make them compete with the some 800,000 young-adult recipients of the unconstitutional executive DACA amnesty. So much for Republican promises of making decisions that put American workers first.”
You can read the full text of the spending bill and amendment here.
Obama's executive amnesties
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Updated: Fri, Jul 14th 2017 @ 2:21pm EDT
Graves is my rep!
Click here to read the full text of the FY18 Financial Services and General Government bill.
The problem I have with this bill that wasn't mentioned above is the fact that by simply allowing this amnesty, we lose any political leverage we may have or need to get a revision of birthright citizenship restricted to only those born exclusively under U.S. sovereignty, with no foreign allegiances or attachments at birth...the real definition, by the way, of an Art. II, § I, Cl. 5 natural born citizen.
Rep. Graves put out a statement late Friday about the amnesty amendment:
"I spoke against this amendment, voted against it and urged all other committee members to vote against it. And I'm already working get it stripped from the bill when it comes to the House Floor." -- Rep. Tom Graves
I have written to him and strongly suggested he should clear the air here and demand a reconsideration and demand a recorded vote. We know Frelinghuysen is a troglodyte of the U.S. Chamber of Crypto-Fascist, Crony Commerce. What we need to know now is, is Rep Graves?
Excellent David. Let's hope he will comply.
I will further be seeking the transcript of this House Appropriations Committee meeting where he worked so hard but failed to block this voice-vote.
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